(October 1963)

DC, 1958 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of March, June, Sept. and Dec.
On-sale date:
1963-08-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Mort Weisinger
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover, newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #68, 77, 86, 95, 104)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Adventure Comics #312 and copyright registration.


Superman's Surprise Choice! (Table of Contents)

Lois Lane / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman

Play It Safe! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis:
A day in the life of a forest ranger (billed as a "true story from the records of the Minnesota Warden Service").

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Murder of Lana Lang! (Table of Contents: 2)

Lois Lane / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White; Lori Lemaris
Synopsis:
Lois and Lana devise a scheme to make it appear that Lois killed Lana so that she will be convicted of murder based on circumstantial evidence and sentenced to death, then Lana will resurface and show that the death penalty is unjust and nearly killed an innocent woman. However, things go wrong when Lana doesn't reappear as planned.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Peg / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Let's go in for a soda, Peg!
Genre:
teen
Characters:
Peg
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The False Superman! (Table of Contents: 6)

Lois Lane / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman [also appears as Clark Kent]; Mike Dawson; Mr. Big [also disguised as Brainiac]; Perry White
Synopsis:
Mr. Big fools Lois into believing that his cohort, fake ice cream man Mike Dawson, is really Superman in order to get close to her to find out the name of a secret witness against him.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Letters to Lois / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Mort Weisinger ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Donald Topps; Mae Berne; Charmine Manceau.

Coming... Super-Attractions! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superboy; Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Superman's Surprise Choice! (Table of Contents: 12)

Lois Lane / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lois Lane; Lana Lang; Superman; Professor Potter; Lucy Lane; Jimmy Olsen; Perry White
Synopsis:
Professor Potter invents a love detector that should reveal whether Superman truly loves Lois or Lana.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Blast Off / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Task Force / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Superman's Surprise Choice!
    Lois Lane
  2. 1. Play It Safe!
  3. 2. The Murder of Lana Lang!
    Lois Lane
  4. 3. ["Let's go in for a soda, Peg!"]
    Peg
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  6. 5. ["Hi! Boys and girls..."]
  7. 6. The False Superman!
    Lois Lane
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Letters to Lois
  12. 11. Coming... Super-Attractions!
    Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen; Superboy; Superman
  13. 12. Superman's Surprise Choice!
    Lois Lane
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Blast Off
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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